Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks. “Few studies have explored whether acute care […]

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AI beats professionals in six-player poker

An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold’em poker, the world’s most popular form of poker. The AI, called Pluribus, defeated poker professional Darren Elias, who holds the record for most World Poker Tour titles, and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, winner of six World Series of […]

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Woman, 19, provokes cancer warning with claim sunbeds fixed her eczema

Doctor warns tanning is NOT a cure for eczema after woman, 19, claimed sunbeds fixed her skin condition Grainne Kennedy claims she suffered with red, itchy skin all her life  She posted before and after shots on Twitter of her skin following sunbed use   Leading dermatologist has stressed sunbeds are ineffective and dangerous A doctor has urged eczema sufferers not […]

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Chrissy Teigen Responds to Body Shaming Tweet: I 'Never Can Win'

Chrissy Teigen rarely holds back when responding to commenters who flood her feed with negative views, especially when they’re shaming her body. On Thursday, the model, cookbook author and Bring The Funny judge, 33, called out one tweeter who shared a paparazzi photo of her snapped while she and husband John Legend vacationed with their two children, Luna Simone, 3, and Miles […]

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Prescribing opioids for a sprained ankle?

While ankle sprain injuries are common, a new report from Michigan Medicine suggests that the rate of opioids prescribed to those patients have become uncommonly high. “The opioid epidemic is well documented in this country,” says James R. Holmes, M.D., service chief of foot and ankle, and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Michigan Medicine. “Physician prescribing and over-prescribing […]

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Who Knew Essential Oils Have So Many Uses?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, yet they only seem to be growing in popularity. They’re for sale in grocery stores, chic boutiques and you may have even noticed friends selling them online. Globally, the market for essential oils is expected to reach $11.67 billion by 2022, according to one report. Other than putting them in a diffuser, […]

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Novel therapy for acute migraine shows promise in phase 3 clinical trial: Treatment eliminates pain and other symptoms

A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug, rimegepant, is awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and may offer advantages over currently available […]

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In UK’s third largest city intervention program helps reduce childhood obesity

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, affecting children’s health and wellbeing and leading to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer later in life. The number of children with obesity continues to rise globally, particularly for children living in poverty. Leeds, England’s third largest city, has bucked the global trend and seen a significant fall in obesity, according to a recent […]

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